How to say In Order To in French [+8 Examples]

How to say In Order To in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say in order to in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say in order to in French with normal verbs
  • how to say in order to in French with reflexive verbs
  • how in order to is used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say in order to in French
  • how to download Anki files for how to say in order to in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about how to say in order to in French!

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How to Say In Order To in French with Normal Verbs

If you want to express a purpose, then you will use the following idiom:

  • pour + (infinitif) = in order to (do something)

Simon veut rester à la maison pour regarder la télévision.

Simon wants to stay at home (in order) to watch television.

On me paie pour faire ça.

I get paid (in order) to do that.

Nous ne pouvons pas rester pour manger.

We can’t stay (in order) to eat.

Je suis trop malade pour faire ça.

I’m too sick (in order) to do that.

How to Say In Order To in French with Reflexive Verbs

If you want to express a purpose with reflexive verbs, then you will use the following idiom:

  • pour + me/te/se/nous/vous/se + (infinitif) = in order to (do something)

Je vais à la fête pour m’amuser.

I am going to the party (in order) to have fun.

J’achète un rasoir pour me raser.

I am buying a razor (in order) to shave (myself).

Elle va à la salle de bain pour se doucher.

She is going to the bathroom (in oder) to take a shower.

Ils vont à l’école de danse pour s’inscrire.

They are going to dance school (in order) to register themselves.

Example Sentences on How to Say In Order To in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say in order to in French is about seeing the idiom in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say in order to in French through examples.

Je suis trop malade pour faire ça.

I’m too sick (in order) to do that.

Je vais à la fête pour m’amuser.

I am going to the party (in order) to have fun.

J’achète un rasoir pour me raser.

I am buying a razor (in order) to shave (myself).

Simon veut rester à la maison pour regarder la télévision.

Simon wants to stay at home (in order) to watch television.

Elle va à la salle de bain pour se doucher.

She is going to the bathroom (in oder) to take a shower.

On me paie pour faire ça.

I get paid (in order) to do that.

Nous ne pouvons pas rester pour manger.

We can’t stay (in order) to eat.

Ils vont à l’école de danse pour s’inscrire.

They are going to dance school (in order) to register themselves.

Quiz Yourself on How to Say In Order To in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Say In Order To in French

It is important to do the Anki exercises for this lesson so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas. This is recommended as you will have every lesson that you need. You shouldn’t miss out on the complete learning experience!

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Idioms. This only has the idioms for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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